Highly capitalized and reputation-conscious mass media will give you warnings in advance. Clicking on links — yes and that includes innocuous-looking links — is the most dangerous thing you can do. Just don’t click on links or MP3 files for a while.
While we are on the topic of links, here is a great post on why doomsday analysis is wrong. (There are no HP spoilers behind the link. Seriously. Really. I mean it. It’s statistics, Bayesian approaches vs. frequentism, and when the world will end. It’s Andrew Gelman, who can’t even send a text message. I can’t either.) So please do save for your retirement.
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